– Activate TLC + Troubleshooting Guide

This article teaches you how to activate TLC Go and create a TLC account. You also learn what to do when the TLC Go app or sign-in doesn’t work. TLC Go is TLC’s streaming service that allows viewers to watch full episodes of their favorite shows on-demand. There are no commercials, and the app is free with or without a cable subscription.

How To Sign Up For TLC Go?

You can sign up for a TLC Go account on a computer, a mobile device, or a streaming device. Here’s an overview of how to sign up for TLC Go on different devices:

  • If you use a computer, go to TLC’s website and click on “Link TV Provider.”
  • If you use a smartphone or tablet, find and download the TLC Go app on your iOS or Android device. Sign up for an account in the app by tapping “Link TV Provider.”
  • Open or download the TLC app if you are using a streaming device. Once you start the app, it will ask you if you want to “Link TV Provider?”

Which Devices Can I Use To Watch TLC Go?

TLC is available on most modern web browsers and smartphones. Here’s a list of a few of the devices that support TLC Go Streaming:

Web Browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • MS Edge
  • Safari 12

Mobile and Tablet Devices:

  • Android
  • iOS

Do I Need To Activate TLC Before I Can Watch?

Yes, if you plan on watching TLC on a new device (that is not an internet browser), you need to activate the service. For example, if you install the TLC Go App on your Roku, you need to follow the activation instructions to start streaming content.

Usually, you go to their website to ‘Link TV Provider & Activate Device.’ Follow the prompts on your device to get your activation code. Your computer and device must be connected to the internet to link your TV provider. Follow the instructions below for more information.

How To Activate TLC Go

To activate TLC Go:

  1. Launch the TLC Go app on your device.
  2. Go to using your web browser.
  3. Enter the activation code you get from the app on your device.
  4. Click ACTIVATE!

The TLC GO app on your device refreshes, and you will have access to TLC streaming. Please note that you must have the TLC app on your device to complete the above steps. See below for device-specific instructions.

Activate TLC Go On Roku

To Activate TLC GO On Roku, follow the instructions below:

  • Add TLC Channel by clicking the “Add channel” button on your Roku’s channel store.
  • Open the TLC channel.
  • Click sign-in.
  • Select the option to sign in with an activation code.
  • Scan the barcode using a smartphone or,
  • Go to
  • On the screen, it will ask you to enter the device activation code.
  • Enter the code to access TLC on Roku.

How To Activate TLC Go On Apple TV?

  1. Install and start the TLC Go app on your Apple TV.
  2. Follow the instructions on your Apple TV to get an activation code.
  3. Using a laptop, desktop or a mobile device, go to using your web browser.
  4. Enter the activation code displayed on the screen of your TV.
  5. Click Activate to start watching TLC on your Apple TV.

How To Get TLC On Firestick

  • Install and start the TLC app on your Firestick or Fire TV.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Using a web browser on your smartphone or computer, go to
  • Enter the TLC activation code provided by your Fire TV or Firestick.
  • Click activate to start streaming TLC on your Amazon Device.

You can watch TLC on Amazon Fire TV/Amazon Firestick with one of these streaming services:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Philo
  • Hulu Live TV
  • Sling TV
  • fuboTV
  • Vidgo
  • YouTube TV
  • AT&T TV

To get started, go to the Amazon Fire TV app store. Choose whichever live TV service appeals to you the most– subscribe and watch.

You can also download the TLC Go app on your Firestick and sign in using any of the above services or through your cable provider. Following the TLC activation steps at the beginning of this tutorial.

There’s no need for a TLC Go subscription. To use the app, you need a cable subscription or streaming service subscription that offers TLC.

How To Activate TLC Go On Xbox?

To start watching TLC on your Xbox gaming console, follow the instructions below:

  • Download the TLC Go app to your Xbox.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to get your activation code.
  • Visit on your PC or smartphone.
  • Enter the code provided by your Xbox, and click activate.

How To Activate TLC Go On DirecTV?

  • On your device, sign in to your DirecTV account.
  • Install and start the TLC Go app.
  • Follow the instructions to get an activation code.
  • Visit for activation.
  • Enter the code provided by the TLC Go app.
  • Click ACTIVATE!

How To Activate TLC Go On Your Samsung Smart TV?

If you want to activate TLC Go on your Samsung Smart TV, following the instructions below:

  • To activate TLC go on your Samsung Smart TV, install the TLC Go app from the app store.
  • Start the TLC Go app.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in.
  • Using your web browser, go to
  • Enter the TLC activation code and click on activate.

TLC Go Sign In Not Working

TLC Go sign-in not working? It’s probably because your user credentials are incorrect. If you want to sign on to your laptop or desktop, then you need a user name and password for your cable provider. Some service providers like Xfinity sign in automatically when connected to Xfinity Internet.

  • To sign in, you must know the username/email and password for your TV provider.
  • If your cable provider is not supported, then you won’t be able to log in.
  • Make sure that both devices are on the same WiFi/Internet connection.

If you do not see your cable provider or don’t have cable, you can’t log in to TLC. You can use  Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV. Both these services offer TLC (at the time of writing).

TLC Go App Not Working

TLC Go app not working? A re-install usually fixes app issues. If the TLC Go app is not working, uninstall it, reinstall it, and try again.


Is TLC Go Free to Use?

The TLC Go app is free on Roku, Firestick, and Apple TV with your cable subscription. You can watch your favorite TLC shows with the free TLC GO app. Download the app to watch live TV, full episodes, and complete seasons of your favorite TLC shows. It’s FREE with your TV subscription. Must have a cable provider that offers TLC.

You can download the free TLC Go app on the following app stores:

How Do I Activate TLC Go Without A TV Provider?

Fortunately, you can watch TLC without cable. To do this, you can use any of the following streaming services:

You can also use any of the above ‘streaming services‘ to activate TLC Go without cable. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to start.

Can I Watch TLC on Amazon Prime?

Yes, according to The Verge, you can watch TLC on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Instant Video added Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and more to their lineup in March 2012.

If you have other subscription services, you can also use the same method to activate these services on any device. For example, to use STARZ, you must go to and follow those steps. If you want to stream Epix, visit activate. For PeacockTV, go to and so on.